The Center on Communication Leadership & Policy welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Markoff as a new senior fellow. During his 28 year career at the New York Times, Markoff was widely regarded as one of the nation’s best technology reporters. He retired from the Times last December and now serves as a journalist in residence at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California at Berkeley and a historian at the Computer History Museum. He is also working on a biography of Stewart Brand. At CCLP, Markoff will help explore the role of on the study of social media bots and their effect on political elections.
In addition to the Pulitzer Prize, Markoff is a recipient of the Loeb Award, the Society of American Business Editors, the Writers Breaking News award, and a Nathaniel Nash Award. He is a member of the International Media Council at the World Economic Forum and was named a fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists.
His books include: The High Cost of High Tech (with Lennie Siegel); Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with Katie Hafner); Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America’s Most Wanted Computer Outlaw (with Tsutomu Shimomura); What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry; and Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots.